Mpetshi Perricard Takes Nottingham Challenger Title

Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard (photo: LTA)

NOTTINGHAM/STARNBERG, February 13, 2024 (LTA Press Release)

There was international success at the Lexus Nottingham Challenger this weekend with Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard from France lifting the singles title, and the Czech team, Petr Nouza and Patrik Rikl winning the doubles.

The international tournaments are part of the LTA’s Performance Competitions Calendar (PCC) which provides significantly enhanced opportunities for British players at each age and stage of the performance player pathway on home soil.

Twenty-year-old Mpetshi Perricard reached the title match by overcoming Brits such as Ryan Peniston (Essex) and Hamish Stewart (Scotland West). In the final, he defeated fellow countryman Matteo Martineau 7-6(2), 6-4 to claim his second ATP Challenger Tour title following his triumph in Leon, Mexico last year. The win also sees Mpetshi Perricard reach a new career high of World No. 164, up 34 spots.

“I’m very proud of myself to win this week, and now I am focused for next week. I am very happy to win this trophy,” said Mpetshi Perricard.

In the men’s doubles final, the Czech pairing of Nouza and Rikl defeated Briton Joshua Paris and his French partner Antoine Escoffier 6-3. 7-6(3). This is the second time Paris has reached an ATP Challenger final in 2024.

LTA Tournament Director Debbie Ormston said: “We’ve had a brilliant week here in Sunderland, with some fantastic tennis and highly competitive matches, and it’s always great to see the Brits do well and drum up some home support. Thank you very much to the venue and wonderful team here at Silksworth for being so accommodating, as well as the hard work of everyone else that worked on the event.”